Historical Events In April - 13
Wednesday, 03 March 2021
1966 Soviet Liner Alexandr Pushkin leaves Leningrad for Montreal as the USSR launches North Atlantic passenger service on April - 13.
1967 Luis Somoza Debayle, president of Nicaragua (1956-63), dies at 44 on this day in history.
1970 On April - 13 apollo 13 announces "Houston, we've got a problem!" as Beech-built oxygen tank explodes en route to Moon
1970 The American spacecraft Apollo 13, enroute to the Moon, has an onboard explosion on April - 13.
1972 On April - 13 baseball players' strike ends after 13 days
1973 Alexandre A M Stols, publisher/typographer (Schoone Book), dies at 73 on April - 13.
1974 Stanley Smith, actor (Honey, King of Jazz, Soup to Nuts), dies at 71 on April - 13.
1975 Jack Nicklaus wins his 5th Masters golf tournament on this day in history.
1975 Larry Parks, actor (Jazz Singer), dies at 60 on this day in history.
1976 $2 bill re-introduced as US currency on April - 13.
1976 Federal Reserve begins issuing $2 bicentennial notes on this day in history.
1977 On April - 13 perth Observatory discovers asteroid #2382 Nonie
1977 Statistics Canada reports March unemployment figures at 90,000, or 8.1% of the workforce; highest since figures first collected in 1953 on April - 13.
1978 On April - 13 paul McGrath actor (The Witness), dies at 73
1978 Paul McGrath, actor (Witness, No Time for Love), dies at 74 on this day in history.
1979 On April - 13 longest doubles ping-pong match ends after 101 hours
1980 On April - 13 steve Ballesteros becomes youngest winner of the Masters
1980 Z Vavrova discovers asteroid #2568 Maksutov on this day in history.
1981 Wash Post Janet Cooke wins Pulitzer Prize (later admits story a hoax) on April - 13.
1982 Republic of South Africa a 5.0 earthquake killed 1 and and 20 injured in rockslides in a gold mine near Welkom on April - 13.
1983 Dedication of the Rats of Tobruk Memorial on Anzac Parade by the Governor-General, the Rt Hon Sir Ninian Stephen The memorial commemorates Australian and other Allied servicemen who fought and died during the siege of Tobruk in 1941 on April - 13.
1983 On April - 13 undefeated middleweight boxer Tony Ayala gets 35 years on sex assault
1984 On this day in history 11th Space Shuttle Mission (41C)-Challenger 5-returns to Earth
1984 On this day in history christopher Wilder FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self
1984 Pete Rose becomees first NL to get get 4,000 hits in a career on April - 13.
1984 Christopher Wilder, FBI's "most wanted man," accidentally kills self on April - 13.
1985 On April - 13 "TASS" denounced US.boycott of the Moscow Olympics
1985 On April - 13 atlantis ferried to Kennedy Space Center via Ellington AFB, Texas
1986 Boston Celtics end season with a 40-1 home win record on this day in history.
1986 Pope John Paul II met Rome's Chief Rabbi Elio Toaff at Rome synagogue on April - 13.
1986 On April - 13 spanish Grand Prix decided by 0.014 of a second
1986 Stephen Stucker, actor (Trading Places, Airplane), dies on this day in history.
1990 Luis Trenker, dies at 97 on April - 13.
1992 On this day in history "Two Trains Running" opens at Walter Kerr theater on Broadway